Azalea

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1233 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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A cozy addition to New York City's Theater District, showcasing the unique cuisine. Azalea's menu is unique for Italian restaurants. Simple and modern, each bite encompasses vivid flavors and traditions of the Brescia and Amalfi Coast regions.
The menu offers selections combining the rich, creamy sauces and hearty meats of Brescia with the fresh seafood and the delicate fruits and vegetables of Amalfi. Once inside, an 18-foot, gently curving mahogany ceiling serves as the blossom connecting the fine woodcarving of the front and side dining rooms and bar area. Georgia O'Keeffe's flower series surrounds guests as they choose from Azalea's distinctive menu and extensive wine list.
Azalea strives to be a place where extraordinary food meets exceptional service in a warm, comfortable setting.

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PV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food and service were poor. No specials were mentioned yet the table next to us were told about them. My husband's steak was overcooked and needed to be sent back. My entree was much too salty.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly maitre’d, quick service, chicken Milanese was delicious. Needed a spot to eat as a family pre theatre. Would go again!

F
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous.. but for the price, the portion size should have been a bit bigger.

o
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Great location for theatre. Thoroughly enjoyed

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. The portions were a bit small. It wasn’t noisy.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Positive. Good food service and location

MR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had a reservation after seeing " Tina ", no problems; service excellent; food very good; very nice restaurant

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

great staff but food laclkluster food for the price.

GK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. Would definitely return

k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lunch Pre Fixe listed at $26 on open table site when reservation was made. Charged $30 at the restarant wouldn’t accept site listed price. Charged 20% gratuity on bill for table of 6 people. Overpriced but food was presented well and adequate serving size. Will not return nor recommend in the future.

DJ
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were going to see a play, and I chose this restaurant from a google search based on ratings. I made reservations with open table and when we got to the restaurant our table was ready and right on time. Our reservations were for 645 and our venue was at 8 PM, so we were in a little bit of a crunch time. We didn’t mention it to the waiter. We had drinks and an appetizer then our meal and everything came out in a very respectable time, no dessert saved that for later. The food was cooked perfectly. It was our first time there and was very impressed. Very clean too.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food! Great for going to any show

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Small portions. Slow service. Very expensive. Genuine Italian solid food

d
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We went pre-theatre and early. The food and service were both very good. We were in a corner and it was cold and drafty though the night was cold too. Overall, we would return.

V
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced and the food is rich. Lovely place to talk, however.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good ... food and ambiance. Would definitely go back.

m
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Tired. That's what I'd call this Italian outpost on the upper end of the theatre district. The food is okay, the service a bit too quick from years of pre-theatre meals (it's empty after 7:45 on a Saturday night). We had a late curtain and had to force the waiter to slow down the service. There are too many good Italian restaurants in the neighborhood to return here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The prices are not $$ - I would say $$$. The food is very good.

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server kept forgetting about us and our requests. Then arbitrarily added $300 to bill and took a long time to correct. We had to run to the theatre

KM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!!! Incredible staff, incredible food and some of the best Italian food you will ever have!

B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful presentation on all dishes, however, a bit overpriced.

S
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful, intimate little place in the heart of the theater district. Food aNd service were very good and efficient so that you can enjoy your pre-theater meal without feeling rushed. Great experience - highly recommend for pre-theater dinner.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant to go to before a show!
Good selection of pasta dishes and desserts.

r
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a really great dinner here before theater. The service was friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome. The calamari were just so-so, but all of the entrees were outstanding. The atmosphere was nice, too -- not the usual loud, frenetic scene that we've come to expect. We could actually hear each other talk. We'll definitely go back and would highly recommend Azalea.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-theatre dining for our group

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to see Wicked and it was so convenient...under the same awning. Great food, excellent service. Overall great!!

MD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No over-the-top pretense here — just nicely creative salads (ex: spinach with goat cheese and poached pear) coupled with excellent well-prepared entrees and warm, attentive service.

Will be back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pre-show dinner for 2: both had specials, delicious, perfect portions. Service was excellent. Good value/price for NYC. Would recommend.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with friendly service and delicious food. So sorry they did not have a fish listed on the menu. Was looking forward to having it... :(

AD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised. Some of the food was excellent (e.g. the pear salad). My niece loved her risotto. My afagato was also surprisingly good. The space was great. At least on this day, it was not overly crowded and it was easy to have a conversation. My fish was ok- not superb. They did get one of our orders wrong, but were super accommodating about that. I won’t hesitate to go back.

SH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. Service was way too quick, we felt like we were rushed all evening. Hadn’t even put our fork down on the plate and it was being taken away.

G
New York Area
325 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

As One of the only restaurants in the theater district in that area, we chose Azalea for a Saturday lunch sadly they have a very limited menu not including any of the brunch favorites such as omelettes and other interesting items the service was acceptable

AU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class!

BN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. The food is delicious. The service superb. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. My friends and I love to celebrate our birthdays there

Y
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than yesterday. Got the filet Mignon and potatoes this time around. Still had to ask to be seated outside...

Got a Malbec with my steak and crème brûlée for dessert with coffee.

Overall nice improvement from day before!

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter seemed to have an attitude. Not attentive. Drinks not a full pour. Food ok. Not up to NY standards as we dine in the city frequently.

Y
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I made the reservation through open table and requested “outdoor seating, if available,” not knowing if it was even an option. I arrived to a grumpy hostess, who didn’t even say anything, but took me to a table in the corner.

There was no explanation of any specials, and as I found out the next night, there are some.

Wine per glass is only “House,” which seems short for “too lazy to type on wine list.”

The lasagna was good, as was the Chianti that I had with it. Warm chocolate brownie was really good!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were looking forward to the Rigatoni Bolagnese. It had very little bolagnese meat sauce on it, and we asked for additional sauce. The dish also felt dry and lacked flavour.

The other thing we didn’t like was the lowest bottle of red wine was $75. We were just having a quick meal, so it’s great to have more economical choices. The ambience of the place and location did not suit the pricey wine list.

SM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Way overpriced for the amount and quality. The food wasn't bad. I've just had much better at lower prices at Italian restaurants nearby.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was fast. Too fast. How could they have my dinner ready in less than 5 minutes. But it tasted fine. It was a pasta with Salmon, spinach in a light tomato sauce. I had to call someone over to give me parmesan cheese. $24. A bit high for the amount of salmon they gave me but it is in the theater district. Very convenient spot. When I was running late (I called) , and was only 1 instead of 2 people, the guy at the front who sat people could not have been nicer. I would go again.